| Sep 10, 2010
Asian Americans are known to have disproportionate numbers of liver cancers because of the high incidence of hepatitis B in that population, but new data indicate that Laotian Americans and Hmong Americans have even higher numbers and are more than...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 5:56 AM
DAYTON, Ohio -- More than 500 veterans in Ohio are being contacted by a clinic where they may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV during routine dental work, according to Ohio Veterans Affairs communications officer Todd Sledge.
The Dayton, Ohio, VA...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:24 PM
A non-profit organization in Grand Rapids is in the business of preventing disease by handing out syringes to drug addicts.
The program is called "Clean Works." It's a part of the Red Project Grand Rapids, and was founded back in 2000 when former...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 5:01 AM
Thomas McDonough of Towson, asks if U.S. taxpayer dollars sent to fight AIDS in Africa are not better used right here in Baltimore or Detroit, at least for now ("African AIDS money better spent at home," June 25). Senora McGuire of Dundalk deplores the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:16 PM
In an effort to increase the immunization rates for school-age children, the Harford County Health Department will be holding early Back-to School Immunization Clinics for uninsured and underinsured students.
Each year, the Harford County Health...
| Jul 11, 2011
The topics of vaccines and vaccine safety spark emotional outbursts at scientific meetings and family dinner tables alike. But many of these debates are remarkably fact-free. Surprisingly few people — not just concerned parents but also doctors,...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Hampton Roads has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation.
It had the second-highest rate of chlamydia cases among U.S. metropolitan areas and third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases, according to a 2010 report by the Centers...
| Mar 10, 2011
Hundreds of Tulane Medical Center's patients have received letters warning them they made have contracted a deadly disease because the hospital didn't properly sterilize equipment. WGNO News Reporter Vanessa Bolano spoke to attorneys who say the lawsuit...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:50 PM
(Reuters) - Pharmasset Inc said its hepatitis C shot showed positive results in a trial involving patients who have not been previously treated for the infection, sending its shares to a life-high on Tuesday morning.
In a mid-stage trial named PROTON, 98...
| Sep 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute...